Publications

. Displacement and replacement in real time: Polistes dominula’s impact on P. fuscatus in the northeastern U.S.. Biological Invasions, 20, 5, pp. 1161–1169, 2018.

. Song in a social and sexual context: vocalizations signal identity and rank in both sexes of a cooperative breeder. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, p. 46, 2016.

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. A test of the haploid susceptibility hypothesis using a species with naturally occurring variation in ploidy. Insectes Sociaux, 61, 2, pp. 163–169, 2014.

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. Social context and the lack of sexual dimorphism in song in an avian cooperative breeder. Animal Behaviour, 85, 4, pp. 709–714, 2013.

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Recent Posts

I’m submitting a manuscript as a .tex file for the first time, so I thought I’d document my workflow for anyone else who wants to give it a try. This is meant for people who know the very basics of LaTeX but are essentially beginners (much like myself.) I habitually write my manuscripts in Scrivener, which allows me to organize my thoughts into the structure of a scientific paper. Scrivener screenshot

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I have struggled a lot to explain my current line of research to people in my life who aren’t scientists. But if I can’t explain my research to everyone, then I can’t claim to really know what I’m doing. So I’m going to try my best. Models of natural phenomena – say, the size of the elephant population in a nature reserve – usually have some kind of randomness in them, because natural systems constantly change.

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With my Master’s degree in hand, I’m happy to say that I will be starting a year-long fellowship with the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in September, at the Max Planck Center for Biodemography in Odense. When I tell people about this exciting new chapter in my academic career, they usually ask me, “What’s biodemography, and why do you want to study it for a year?” Demography is the mathematical study of populations.

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R Packages

colorednoise

The colorednoise package simulates colored noise as well as structured and unstructured population models with colored noise.